Have A Tiny House Question?

Have a tiny house question that you’ve been dying to get answered?

I have setup a new page that lets you do just that, ask your questions!

You’ll need a microphone on your computer, because we are taking the audio of our readers asking their questions and then answering them in a videos to come!  It works almost like leaving me a voice-mail, but its through the computer.

 

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5 Comments
  1. Okay, Ryan, here’s the big question. Who’s going to ANSWER the questions? 🙂

    • I will be answering the question and I might even pull in some other awesome tiny housers to as well. Once we get a bunch of questions, we are going to choose the best and answer them on a video!

  2. good morning–Do you know if Tiny Houses would be permissible in the Raleigh or Wilmington, N.C. vicinities ? Thank you !

  3. I don’t have a microphone, but was wondering if a tiny house on wheels would be allowed in both San Jose, CA and Cloverdale, CA?

  4. Megan,

    The revolution had been underway for some time. Ever heard of Jay Shafer???? You might want to check out what he’s already done. While your enthusiasm is to be admired, do some research to see exactly how much organization and planning go into a single workshop of his. Bear in mind those are attended by people who are already interested and have resources, not strangers in financially-stressed rural communities you have to convince to participate.

    As a small-town banker or city councilman, I would ask: is your own family of five traveling the country in a tiny house? How do you plan to finance all of this? What are your credentials and experience for working with “troubled youth?” How long will this project take, from your arrival and recruiting to completion of a house? What kind of liability insurance do you have? What is your supervisory experience, and how do you plan to structure the work so that the more experienced aren’t burdened by the not-so-handy? Do you expect local people to support you financially while you’re in the community? And who is given the house, if a dozen people have helped build it in their precious spare time, with only three doing any significant work?

    As someone who has participated in community gardens, organic food co-ops, and worked with veterans with PTSD on specialty farms, I can assure you that enthusiasm rarely lasts, even for the most credible projects. Donations have dried up substantially, and people are already hauling home salvageable items from local dumps just to repair their own homes.

    I would strongly suggest doing more research so that you come across as professional and responsible as possible when approaching city officials with your ideas. I would also advise narrowing your focus. Your project sounds overwhelming, even if you have tons of funding, a lawyer, and a contractor’s license. Best wishes.

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